Journalist Charles Kuralt once called Madison, Indiana, “the most beautiful rivertown in America. Although we haven’t seen them all, Bruce and I have seen a lot of these little towns during out cruises along a few of the American rivers.
Mr. Kuralt was onto something. Madison was so charming, it put a smile on my face as we roamed the quaint town on the Ohio River.
Back in the early 1800’s, Madison was a significant cultural and industrial town for the region. Today, it’s just a cute little town that welcomes river tourists and road trip enthusiasts alike.
This is a utility box for the street signal on the main street. Quite a catch!
Shrewsbury-Windle Home, built 1846-1849
Lanier Mansion, built in 1844
The mansion had quite a backyard and view of the Ohio River! The community pool (below) is located next door to the backyard.
It was a hot day in Madison, and this pool was very tempting!
On Broadway, cars are permitted to park down the center of the street along the solid yellow line!
There were so many wonderful houses, both big and small, in the historic district. Laura, we thought of you the entire time!
I love the Little Free Library system! The first one I ever saw was on our road trip, and I fell in love with the concept of “Take a book, return a book.” I am proud to say that in our community of Spalding County (pop. 60,000) has 28 Little Free Library’s! Check out the non-profit here.